Been super busy, so sorry I never responded to this thread. In the end, I am keeping the Ecoboost, in fact I had Katzkin Salsa Red seats installed and love the look. Owe very little, and buying anything new right now makes zero sense. Sure, they are offering crazy money for trades, but selection is pretty limited due to Covid. Also, someone mentioned inflation in an earlier thread, nail on head with that one. Knock on wood the cracked block was an anomaly, and the new short block is good to go, out of warranty now. Car is three years old and has 23K miles on it.